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by Booth Tarkington
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Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 2 years ago
... the grandeur of the Amberson family was instantly conspicuous as a permanent thing: it was impossible to doubt that the Ambersons were entrenched, in their nobility and riches, behind polished and glittering barriers which were as solid as they were brilliant, and would last. If only, if only . ...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 3 years ago
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize when it was first published in 1918. The Magnificent Ambersons chronicles the changing fortunes of three generations of an American dynasty. The protagonist of Booth Tarkington's great historical drama is George Amberson Minafer, the spoiled and arrogant grandson of the ...
Kathryn Lively, Reader
Kathryn Lively, Reader rated it 5 years ago
I'd read Tarkington's other noted book, Alice Adams, some time ago, and only remember so much of it. Ambersons seems more memorable as it progresses slowly as a morality tale set during the turn of the century. Young George Amberson Minafer grows up as a spoiled brat into an equally intolerable adul...
johanpatricksy rated it 5 years ago
Thoughts soon. :)
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 5 years ago
God, another book where the main character, also from Indiana no less, is an ass. This one infinitely worse than the one in The House of a Thousand Candles. The Thousand Candles guy was merely an ass, the Amberson guy is a total, 100% asshole. Oh well, it won a Pulitzer Prize, right, so I'm bound to...
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it 6 years ago
Winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1919, this book has always been on my vague to-be-read list. Now and then, I think I want to read all the Pulitzer winners, or fiction from the early 20th century, etc. etc. so I was excited to be part of the blog tour for this release. Somehow, I've managed to not on...
misfitandmom rated it 6 years ago
Wow, just wow. This is what writing is supposed to be, although I'm having a terrible time putting my feelings into words. I loved the way the author used spoiled, self-centered George to show the reader the changes brought about by modern inventions and industrial growth, instead of telling us abou...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it 8 years ago
Sad book, lots of missed opportunities. Great movie.
She is too fond of books...
She is too fond of books... rated it 19 years ago
I read this in January of 2000, when I started my quest to read the Modern Library's list of the "Best 100 Novels of the 20th Century" to form my own opinion. This was an excellent start to the list, and I really enjoyed the characters and (spoiler alert) comeuppances.
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